Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Creative Time August Sneak Peek #4


Welcome to another day of My Creative Time Sneak Peek week!  Today is our last sneak before tomorrow's official release, and we saved the best for last!  Emma has created a gift card holder die and coordinating sentiment stamps!  Having lots of males in my family who are difficult to shop for, I find I buy a lot of gift cards.  In the past, I've used my Cricut to make cute gift card holders, but they were very time consuming.  This die makes it a breeze!  I just ran it through my Cuttlebug, and there it was, with built in notches for closure and for holding the gift card, as well as some beautiful embossing around the edges!  I stamped "Happy Birthday" from the Gift Card Sentiments stamp set that coordinates with the die.


Now I made this gift card holder for my son Eric, who turned 16 on Tuesday!  He loves his iTunes, so I had to include a gift card as part of his present.  To decorate the front of the holder, I adhered a 2 9/16" x 3 9/16" piece of patterned paper.  Then I added the cute squirrel from Birthday Bash, cut at 2".  He comes holding a "1", and then I also cut the "6" from this cartridge, at 1 1/2".


Listen up "My Creative Time" friends!  We are giving you an opportunity to win the BEST PRIZES EVER during Sneak Peek Week, with a total of SIX winners being announced during Friday's Stamp release!  All you have to do is leave a comment HERE, as well as on the rest of the design team's blogs for a chance.  There are some AWESOME prizes with this release!  Do you want to know what the "GRAND PRIZE" is?  One lucky winner will be an "Honorary Guest Designer" for the September stamp release.  Yep!  You heard that right!  One winner will receive all four of the new stamps, along with the dies for that month and will be able to join us for the Sneak Peek Week, along with the blog hop!  Here's what to do to qualify:

1.  Spread the word to the world on Facebook & to whatever connections you have about this release.  Let us know that you did so on My Creative Time's Facebook page, OR just tag Emma in your post!

2.  Just comment on ALL of the designers' blogs EVERY DAY during Sneak Peek Week!  That's ALL you have to do to qualify for the BEST giveaways ever!

The winners will "randomly" get chosen, and Emma will announce all six winners on Friday, August 19th, at 8:00 AM PST in her video during the release of this AMAZING new stamp collection and dies! Good luck!

Now, because I am guest designing at Everyday Cricut this week, Emma has also donated her Happy Mail Stamp Set and Embossed Envelope die shown below for me to give away.  Just leave a comment on this post by Saturday at midnight, and I'll announce the winner on Sunday!  Also, if you haven't visited Everyday Cricut today, please stop by to see another fun new project that I have posted over there.  And be sure to stop by My Creative Time to see Emma's sneak peek and to get links to all of the designers' fun sneak peek projects!




Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise Cardstock
The Paper Studio "Birthday Extravaganza" Patterned Paper
Core'dinations Textured Cardstock
My Creative Time "Embossed Gift Card Holder" Die
My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiments" Stamp Set
VersaMagic Jumbo Java Chalk Ink
Michael's Googly Eyes
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Ink

132 comments:

Cindy said...

Now how cute,is this squirrel?!!!! I love him!! :) So cute,how is holding the 1 !!! Super job on your gift card holder,Katie!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Glora said...

This is PERFECT Katie! I bet he loved it adding the 6 for 16 looks amazing on there! I'm so LOVING this gift card die as well. It is going to make my gift giving a whole lot easier! Hugs- Glora

lydia said...

such a great idea xxxx

Gloria Dasher said...

OMG Katie
What can I say you ladys all of you have an keen eye on talent thank you for sharing


spyro.dasher@verizon.net

ehbost said...

Katie,
As usual your presentaion is moving. It has a feel of excitment. The squirrel almost jumps off the page. Love it. I'd enjoy this card even without the gift(:))

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Love this! I tend to buy more gift cards than presents. This die will be a huge help. Love the cute squirrel.

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a cuteand creative card! Great die!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very cute!! Love the paper you used, this die is a must have!! Thanks for the chance to win.
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

Hi Katie,This Gift card holder is soo CUTE!I LOVE it,You did a great job all week with Emma's stamps and dies!!:)

Scott & Ann said...

I have the Birthday Bash cart & I love seeing ideas from others on how to use some of the images. The gift card holder is adorable!
anndiehl@centurytel.net

Rachel said...

Love the gift card holder idea! Can't wait to see all the new releases. Your squirrel is adorable...very cute card!! :)

jessica said...

Totally adorable give card holder!! Such a fun birthday gift!
TFS and showcasing Emma's stamps and dies!!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

VICTORIA said...

Katie this card is so stinking cute. I love it and I can't hardly wait to get my hands on the die and new stamps.

Beverly Jordan said...

I love your cards, Katie!! TFS! and being apart of Everyday Cricut.
Beverly
jordanbev5@yahoo.com

Scrappin with the bug said...

So so cute. I love this card - and the cartridge used. (One of my favorites). Your son will love this..

Thanks for sharing and Happy Early Birthday to your son.

terri_ski at yahoo dot com

Houses Built of Cards said...

TOTALLY adorable!!! LOVE that little critter, and the color combo is gorgeous!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I am loving these stamps & projects!!! Just are starting to get into stamping on cards (I used so many digital designs prior), but LOVE STAMPS NOW!!!

Thanks for the chance & so glad we had the opportunity to see everything you did!

debbie_L53@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

TOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! LOVE THE DESIGN! Thank you to ALL for letting us know about your site!!!

debbie_L53@yahoo.com

Debbie J said...

Love the gift card holder! Thanks for your ideas-I have found myself using more stamps of late and enjoying it more and more.
kilodelta26@yahoo.com

lmkindell1 said...

Great card love the gift card spot.

Linda

lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

shutterbuggin said...

Love your card and the paper

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Love the gift card holder!! Great job!! Is it Friday yet....

Ami said...

Soooo cute! I love your holder.

Beverly said...

Super cute card! Love the gift card holder idea!

Kimberly said...

Awww this is so awesome!! I love that holder with the squirrel!!! TFS! Happy Bday to your son :)
Kimberly
cutie.jensen at gmail.com
hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com

TeresaK said...

WHAT???? A gift card die???? I LOVE IT! WOW!
Thanks for sharing that adorable card and I must get this new die!!!
happiqueen at aol dot com

Nanette said...

What a cute gift card holder! Love the squirrel!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Northwoodszoo said...

What a great idea -- I didn't know the gift card die existed. It's a terrific way to customize the otherwise "generic" gift card and adds to the thought put into giving. Thank you!

OCCricut said...

Katie! Such a creative use of your Imagine! Love the wood look paper!

A gift card holder die ... can't get much easier than that to make a gift!!! SUPER!!!

I have SOOOO enjoyed getting to know you this week from Everyday Cricut!! thanks!!

Pat said...

Very Cool! Love the dies and I'm chomping at the bit to get the oval one!

Barbara said...

Love your Idea's - what a cute gift card holder
dundas645@aol.com

jen said...

Katie this is super cute!!! Just love it and love how the little guy is holding the one..just adorable. Great job. tfs
hugs,jen

Esther said...

Great job, very cute!!!!

KC said...

love the gift card, inspires me to finally get my niece her iTunes birthday gift from July!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love your gift card holder! So cute!

joni said...

Very cute card...love how the oh so cute squirrel is holding one of the numbers! The colors are awesome! Love it! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

thanks for the inspiration on the "Give Thanks" card, as I said on the other blog this is my favorite season to make cards and to do paper crafts for, one of the reason is that it is not so rushing around.
upnurse at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

What a tease these peaks are! I just love that die. Your gift holder is really fun. Happy birthday to your son.
Carolee

chillin with Quillin said...

Soooo cute, love it!!!!

Tami B. said...

This is really cute & I just wanted to say again how much I loved your T'giving card over at EC.

Monica said...

Too cute! Love the die and stamp. :) Thanks for chance to win.

Sue Alger said...

Love this gift card. This die is to "die" for. The monkey is so cute. I'm definitely going to give this gift card a try.

KAT said...

i don't usually have time to visit too many blogs, but when i seen your 'give thanks' card, i JUST HAD to pay you a visit and compliment you. this is great, and i'd love to get my hands on this die and some balsa wood...i love this! waiting for the release.

Anonymous said...

I love this very cute card!! The squirrel brings a smile to my face :)

Jen H
jenhickey at sbcglobal dot net

Yvonne said...

SQUIRREL!!! LOL I had too. Your gift card holder is absolutely adorable!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Can't wait to get this awesome die and stamp set. ~Yvonne OneCreativeMomma.blogspot.com

surfnfroggie said...

Your cute little critter gift card holder is awesome! Love the colors, you did a fabulous job!
surfnfroggie

Sandy from Ukiah said...

So so cute Katie.. hugs

Scrapendipity said...

Hee!! What a cute little guy! Love this great idea, Katie!!!

HUGS
Shar

GlendaLea said...

So cute!

Rachel said...

What a fantastic gift card holder! Thanks for the chance :)

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wow, this is an awesome gift card holder. So cute! TFS and the chance to win!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

This is just ADORABLE!

Jeri said...

Fabulous design for your giftcard holder. This is just the most incredible die ever. I can't wait to get my hands on it. I love your teen theme. I have a whole slew of teenage grandsons and they are just the hardest to design for. I love how you added the number 6 to make that squirrel cut more versatile. I'm going to have to lift that idea I love it so much. I've enjoyed visiting your blog all week and your sneak peeks.

Kate said...

Love it Katie, super adorable. Happy Birthday again to Eric!

Hugs,
Kate

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

This is so cute! I love how he is holding the number 1!

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Adorable GC holder Love the squirel This is a fun design!
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

CraftsManda said...

I love this! It is SO cute. The papers and that cute animal are darling!!

Julie said...

Very cute gift card holder! The squirell is just too silly - love the new die - way to go Emma!

Kris said...

Love it! What a great die too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sahily said...

Great card!! Love this new Emmas' stamps and die!! Hope to win some!! Thanks!

Tricia said...

Oh my goodness...this is adorable! Love this DIE!!!

Doris P. said...

awesome card.. so cute for any lucky kid! Thanks for sharing with me this week to keep me inspired to try new ideas. and to get these stamps!!
parkernana5@cox.net

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, that card is adorable, Love how the squirrel is holding the number.

Bast said...

This is just absolutely adorable! Love it. TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Amy's Designs said...

Adorable. Happy birthday to your son. TFS

tina said...

These are so cute!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oooh way too cute! I had to sneak to a computer to see what you created today! Love it and his googly eyes!

Pat N. said...

Wow, thanks for sharing. I didn't realize that those were actual die cuts that Emma has. I thought that little envelope was just a stamp. And that gift card holder is going to be fantastic! Such a terrific idea. Can't wait for the release!!--Pat N.

Debra M said...

Squirrel is so cute!

Cheryl said...

Way too cute!

Anonymous said...

The envelope is really neat. I would love using it for gift cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karla Schroeder
kjs@sit-co.net

Cassandra said...

Love this!! So cute!!

cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom
www.ctimz3.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

This is just too cute...thanks for sharing :)
tinksgym@yahoo.com

mema said...

The gift card holder you made for your son Eric
is soooo stinken cuuuuteee!
mema

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

This is soooo adorably cute! Love it. Smooches... Felicia - scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

Robin said...

Really cute, thanks for sharing!

Trell said...

Awesome job! I've been loving your blog and your posts on Everyday Cricut this week. Happy Birthday to Eric! I love my iTunes as well!

Katie said...

Love the font of Happy Birthday (and the Merry Christmas on the other cards) Great to see kid's birthday cards as that what I need all the time!

Patty said...

Being new to this, I did not know gift cards holders were an option. this was adorable!

HarleyScrapper said...

Very cool, I think some will like the gift card holder better than the gift card itself....well maybe :)

Ashley said...

I love this one!! Perfect Birthday gift!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Erin said...

Cute and easy to make gift card holder plus easy to buy gift card, equals perfect gift for anyone!

TheLastOfNine said...

Teenagers are so hard to shop for that gift cards are lifesavers. Love the die and how yours turned out.
GloriaH

Theresa said...

Such a super cute gift card holder! I love it! Can't wait to order this set!

Sherrie K. said...

Love your gift card holder. All the sneak peeks are just fabulous. So much inspiration. Can't wait til tomorrow!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

What a cute birthday gift card holder.

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Micia said...

Love this party animal! such a cute gift card holder. thanks for all the inspiration

Micia

yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

quilt4fun2 said...

Sweet job on the gift card! Your son will love his itunes and the squirrel will make him smile!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Mercy's Pages said...

omgosh!!! that card is soooooo cute!!! :) mercy

Ester said...

Katie, you did such an awesome job with all your projects. TFS

Dusti said...

Too cute

Evelyn said...

Very cute. TFS
Evelyn
evinadas.blogspot.com

Mel said...

Fantastic gift card for a teen :)

SallyP said...

cute gift card holder!

Mimi said...

Love this card! You did a super job! Oh my would I love to win this! This is one I did not order last month but know I would use it!

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Super ...super cute.. cant wait for the release...

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

kimkreations said...

Super cute! Love the new cuts and stamps!

Kimberly

Joujou said...

This card is too cute for words. I'm sure your son is going to love it. love the colors such a Happy "Happy Birthday" giftcard. thanx for sharing Marjorie

Linda said...

Fantastic gift card. I love the little monkey.Lovin that gift card die.

Carol L said...

Such a cute birthday giftcard holder! Have a blessed day!
Hugs, carol l.
Godsjem08 at gmail.com

Christine America Real said...

Wow! I am the 100th person to comment! Whoo hooo!...anyway, will Eric keep the card that his dear mother made for him? I have a son & daughter. I know my daughter keeps every card that I make her, but I have a feeling the cards I make for my son end up in the trash...I hope not...who knows? That is a very cute card!
chrissandlou.blogspot.com
america57@comcast.net

Java Jen's Creations said...

You are so talented!!! All of you designers have outdone yourselves!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love all those gift card. So many variations.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Cynthia said...

Super cute! I bet he loved it!

Georgi said...

I've so enjoyed visiting your blog all week. :) Super cute stuff you've made. Today's gift card holder is super cute! Great job!

Sue D said...

Great gift card holder--love the squirrel.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Darlene said...

Super duper cute!! I hope your son enjoyed your hard work and effort!!

Kristi said...

Love this squirrely! I love him holding the one, makes me think he's a gonna eat them up! Gift holder card is a perfect gift in my mind.
Kristi
kidshomelove at yahoo.com

Kerri S. said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Maureen Reiss said...

This is really adorable!!
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Sahily said...

Very cute way to give a gift :-)

Carol said...

Awesome card - great way to hold the gift card. TFS

cricutharper said...

Very cute card. I'm loving this new gift card holder die and coordinating stamp set.

lindagk23 said...

Your card is so cute! I love this new gift card die! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23

teachU14 said...

Hey sweetie... Your card is wonderful! I love the colors :) I've really enjoyed stopping by your blog and seeing your fantastic creations each day. Great Job!

www.shortycreations.com

Gabriela Sandoval said...

Cute gift card holder. Can't wait to see stamps tomorrow.

Gaby

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Barbara said...

Super cute, love the new stamps and dies.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I can't wait to order mine and put it to good use!

nicurnkellie@yahoo.com

Brenda66 said...

Your gift card is so adorable, Just love the face with the moving eyes! Thanks for sharing

bboo said...

i just love all the things you are doing with these die cuts. Finally I am inspired again. Cant wait to get my hands on them. Thanx for the chance to win them. I am so glad you was the guest on the other blog so I could find you!!!!

Sahily said...

Great inspiration for all of us! Thks!

bonnie said...

Oh WOW sweetie...so stinkin' cute...love that die shapes...fabulous!! ;) Hugs x

Bernadette said...

Love your ideas! I'm glad to have found your blog through Everyday Cricut!
Bernadette

Patrona said...

You've been doing a wonderful job on Everyday Cricut, great job on all the projects!! ~*PD :)

Kristin said...

I am so glad you have been a guest designer on EC, because now I know about your fabulous blog!! :)

Kelly Braund said...

Really cute- love that die!

jacgonz said...

Great seeing all your projects w/Everyday Cricut - it was great. I really love the house box! I will be following now. Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Katie,

I love the gift card holder you made for your son's birthday!!! :) And I can't wait to see Emma's new release (was the decorative trim part of her die?)!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

jamme said...

Love that gift card holder. Smart idea to have that cute little squirrel holding a number. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Great giftcard holder! This new die from Emma looks like a must have. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Kathy said...

OMG, what cute ideas. I just love all the cool projects. Thanks for the idea's.
Hugs, Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

craftylizard said...

Super cute! I have all boys too, so I need the ideas :) Love the new die - it would definitely be a good investment.
craftylizard at gmail dot com